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24/01/2017 09:02

Cardinal Ribat MSC as he takes possession of his Titular Parish in Rome (St Giovanni Baptista de Rossi)

To all our beloved people in PNG/SI and throughout the world, fb family, fans and friends, followers and enthusiasts the updates on my visit again to Rome this time round with Fr Ben Fleming to acommpany Cardinal Ribat MSC as he takes possession of his Titular Parish in Rome (St Giovanni Baptista...

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24/01/2017 08:52

Vatican Museum and PNG Culture

There's more to St Peter's Basilica and Square as I discovered this afternoon all by chance or coincidence maybe even divine Providence because I didn't least expect to find in that truly I was home back in PNG even while being inside the vast and enormously decorated and highly profile Vatican...

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23/01/2017 08:59

BISHOP OF KEREMA

Fr Peter Baquero SDB Congratulations congratulations congratulations and thank you thank you thank you for accepting the call by God in His Church through his Servant Pope Francis to be the fourth(4th) Good Chief Shepherd of His sheepfold in Kerema Diocese. Welcome to the call to servant leadership...

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16/01/2017 20:33

Papua New Guinea’s First Cardinal

Msgr. John Ribat, M.S.C., Archbishop of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea was born in 1957 in Volavolo, archdiocese of Rabaul. After attending elementary school in Naveo and Volavolo, he attended the Malabunga Government High School in Rabaul. He completed high school at the St. Peter Chanel High...

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10/11/2016 11:07

330 Catholic young people at the Youth Convention

-        Fr. Brian Nonde CMM Port Moresby:  Three hundred and thirty (330) young people from 22 dioceses of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are on a Youth Convention at Don Bosco Technological Institute, Port Moresby....

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19/10/2016 09:34

Living Testament of God’s Amazing Grace

“Is it real? Do you really come from such a cold, freezing place as Russia?  Is it hot for you here?  What are you doing here? How many Catholics are there in Russia?  Why did you join the SVD?”  These are just some of the questions I receive when people meet me and learn that I...

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19/10/2016 09:30

Pope’s new cardinal in Papua New Guinea

Pope Francis sometimes seems to want to honor a specific place, spotlight a specific cause, or honor a specific person when he awards a cardinal's red hat, and in Archbishop John Ribat of Papua New Guinea, he would appear to have done all three.   On Sunday, Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced a...

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19/10/2016 09:12

a Cardinal from Watom Island

Rochus Tatamai Pope Francis' choice to nominate a Cardinal from the periphery as far as on the edges of Watom Island and Papua New Guinea confirms what and who Pope Francis represents and remains steadfast to his standards...The Crux in this profile of Cardinal Ribat looks at the...

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19/10/2016 09:07

Archbishop John Ribat msc chosen for the College of Cardinals

On Sunday, Oct. 9, Pope Francis announced a consistory on Nov. 19 for the creation of 17 new cardinals, including 13 under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote for the next pope. Crux is offering a series of profiles of the new cardinals.] Next month Pope Francis will hold his third...

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05/10/2016 14:30

Deacon Xavier Sariman sm was ordained priest

On Saturday 1st October 2016 Deacon Xavier Sariman sm was ordained priest by Rochus Tatamai MSC, Bishop of Bereina, Central Province. The symbolic first day of the month represents many "first" in the life of this young man. He is the "first" Sariman to be ordained priest after the 131 years since...

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